Recap: Lakers bounce back in win against the Knicks

Jan 22, 2020; New York, New York, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves to the basket against New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II (20) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have two things in common: a star-studded nightly home crowd and a rabid fanbase. Wednesday’s matchup was settled after the Lakers secured a 100-92 victory. Anthony Davis led the way for the Lakers with 28 points on the evening. LeBron James followed up with 21 points of his own.

AD Getting Back On Track

After a rusty game against the Boston Celtics, AD was able to get back into the groove of things. He only shot seven field goals and double that tonight with 14, on which he finished 50% shooting. It was also good to see him go 30 minutes tonight and appeared to have good wind just two games after his five game absence.

LeBron Cutting Into History

The King is just 44 points away from tying Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list. James sits at 33,664 in his career. James becoming a Laker was already surreal and the surpassing of a fellow great is almost as unbelievable. These feats, along with leading the team to the playoffs, is sure to cement James as a Lakers legend in short time.

KCP’s Is Invaluable

LeBron and AD rightfully get the glory for the Lakers resurgence, but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been in the same tier of importance as the two. His start to the year was one which would bury most players. KCP eradicated the rough start with an uptick in his shooting and effort. He is shooting 41.8 percent from long range this year. Tonight he led the bench in scoring with 13 points.

The Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow night on a back to back.

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